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Fact Sheet: Washington's Minimum Wage

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Publication Date: December 2008

Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute

Topic: Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)

Keywords: cost of living increase; minimum wage

Type: Fact sheet

Coverage: Washington


Even with the highest minimum wage in the nation, full-time minimum wage workers in Washington state earn just enough to stay above the federal poverty line--and far less than required for a basic family budget.